My name is Clarence, Im 22 years old and Im going to compete in Bodybuilding, more specific the Men's Physique category. I started working out about 3 years ago, because I got a job with crazy hours, so playing a team sport, was out of the question. I needed something I could focus all my energy on, and lifting weights was the perfect outlet for me!
It started out as everybody do when they start lifting weights, not knowing very much about it, nor had any idea what "the right nutrition" was. Over the years my passion for it has grown and seeing my body transform like it has, just made me more "addicted" to it. I made a lot of new friends and met a lot of personal trainers and they all helped me to get a better understanding of how to do the exercises properly and when to eat and drink the various supplements.
Then last year in December, a guy (who is now my coach) approached me and we had a 2 hour-long talk about competing in bodybuilding. He said that my body type would be perfect for Men's physique and he would help me get in the best possible shape! I guess I have always looked up to people like Jeff Seid, Jeremy Buendia, Steve Cook etc. They have been or still are competing in men's physique. So it didn't take many seconds for me to agree to the deal!
Now, the reason that I’m actually writing this post is because, about a month ago, JOE & THE JUICE agreed to do a sponsorship deal with me, supplying me with protein, food etc. with the one condition, that I promised to document my journey to the competition. Oh, did I mention I also work there?? How many people can say that the company they work for also sponsors you? Not many I believe.
So this was a short introduction of who I am and what I do, I will be posting on this blog every now and then with exercises, nutrition, form check, etc. and my general progression towards the big day. So make sure to keep and eye out here on the blog as well as my Instagram @clarencebernth